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Alkermes Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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Alkermes Chairman, President, and CEO Richard F. Pops
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Pros
  • Great benefits for the full time employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Very friendly, great work environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is a challenge (in 4 reviews)

  • Wavering commitments from senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Overall, a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Cta in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Cta in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company operates with everyone's best interest in mind.

    Cons

    They could be more flexible with schedules and work/ life balance.


  2. "Great culture, vision, and benefits"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Rapid growth.

    Cons

    Training is still a work in progress.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    Alkermes is a tremendous company to work for. The company offers a great corporate culture with a patient focused mission that is evident throughout the organization. The work environment offers a high level of autonomy and cross-functional collaboration.

    Cons

    No negatives to report. The company is currently marketing products focused on the treatment of Addiction and Mental Health. This is work that can often drive a high level of satisfaction/reward that can result in strain on work/life balance.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waltham, MA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -flex hours
    -good company values
    -good group to work with

    Cons

    -winter street traffic sucks


  5. "Data Steward"

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    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Alkermes as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly, great work environment. Everybody was helpful and willing to answer any questions you had.

    Cons

    Not any off the top of my head.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been in the industry for over 20 years, worked for 6 different companies, and this is like heaven. I am empowered to do a lot of things my way. People are nice and focus on work rather than politic.

    Cons

    There appears to be too many layers of management, especially for a small company. More people should be hired to the actual work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers and less managers.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented and well staffed. Great organization and has a bright future.

    Cons

    It is a bit of a drive to work

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer I in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer I in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company culture, big company stability

    Cons

    sometimes rushed research and development timelines


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Working at Alkermes is winning the science jackpot"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Premiere pipeline that matters to every aspect of society: mental health, addiction, depression, etc.... As a scientist, having the opportunity to interact directly with the patients we work for is life changing and the science is beyond fun. With our continued success, I believe that we will someday look back and realize that what this relatively small organization accomplished was unprecedented in Pharma. If your motivation equation is heavily weighted towards people, pipeline and purpose, this will be the ride of a lifetime!

    Cons

    If you don't enjoy organized chaos, Alkermes may be a tough place to work. Like every organization in the world, there are pockets of people that do not perform to a high standard and perhaps there are pockets where mediocrity is tolerated. Our goal at Alkermes is to have high turnover in these areas and for 6 years I have seen Alkermes put in the effort to make progress, albeit more slow than some may like but ALWAYS with the desire to do the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    As the organization and the pipeline grows, our management will have to more actively prioritize our pipeline. In other words, balance the portfolio of projects which are seemingly all in the important and urgent bucket.


  10. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes (More than a year)

    Pros

    great environment, great people with alot of room for self improvement. You can work hard and climb the ladder in no time.

    Cons

    networking is a must, if you play the game you will succeed.

    Advice to Management

    none


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